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Snow ends, bitter cold moves in


MADISON (WKOW) -- Wednesday Night Update:

Wednesday's winter storm brought six to 10 inches of snow to parts of Wisconsin. Road conditions are poor, especially on secondary roads and rural highways. Strong winds Wednesday night will create limited visibility in many areas. Now that the snow has ended, icing and the cold temperatures are the main threat.  Wind chills are expected to take temperatures below zero. Wisconsin Emergency Management suggests postponing any unnecessary travel.

Here are the latest forecast details from 27 Storm Track Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier:

Wednesday night: Much colder. Cloudy and breezy with flurries. Low: 4. Winds: NW-W 10-20. Wind chills as cold as -10.

Thursday: Much colder. Cloudy and breezy with some flurries. High: 8. Winds: W-NW 10-18. Wind chills as cold as -10.

Friday: Bitterly cold. Mostly sunny with increasing clouds late. Low: -9. High: 5. Winds: West 5-10. Wind chills as cold as -25 in the morning.

Saturday: Not as cold. Cloudy with a few flurries. Low: 5. High: 22.

Sunday: Partly sunny. Low: 12. High: 24.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Rain will turn into heavy snow overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Falling temperatures on Wednesday will cause ice conditions and below zero wind chills.

Snow will fall throughout Wednesday with totals ranging from 3-9 inches. A wide path of heavier amounts will be from Grant County to Marinette County. With strong winds Wednesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) expects some blowing and drifting snow causing hazardous driving conditions. The NWS anticipates a wind chill advisory will be issued for Thursday with temperatures plummeting into single digits with wind chills below zero.

Here are a few forecast details from 27 Storm Track Meteorologist Laurie Mercurio:

Tuesday Night: Evening rain changing to snow overnight. 1-3" by morning. Low 29. Winds: Bec. N 10-18 mph.

Wednesday: Windy with snow, heavy at times in the morning and tapering mid-afternoon. Accumulations: 6-9 inches. High: 29 & Falling. Winds: N-NW 15-30 mph.

Thursday: Cloudy, breezy and frigid. Low: 3. High: 8.

Friday: Mostly sunny AM, increasing clouds PM. Light snow and flurries at night. Low: -5. High: 10.


MADISON (WKOW) -- Rain and snow are in the forecast over the next few days.

27 Storm Track meteorologist Laurie Mercurio says we'll have periods of showers overnight Monday and into Tuesday. Much of southern Wisconsin is under a dense fog advisory until 6 a.m. Tuesday. Expect Tuesday to be cloudy and very mild with areas of fog and drizzle. Showers and storms may hit in the middle to late portions of the day, with heavy rain at night, changing to snow around 3 a.m. The high is expected to be about 55.

Wednesday will be cloudy and windy with falling temperatures and snow. Accumulations could hit three to five inches with the heaviest accumulations to the north and west of Dane County.

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